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United Way launches volunteer project competition




United Way Community Builders invites individuals, nonprofits, community and faith-based organizations and local businesses to submit innovative volunteer projects that will engage and generate new volunteers while creating positive social impacts on the region.


Individuals, organizations or groups interested in applying can find the application on the United Way Community Builders' website, The deadline to submit an application is April 1, with the volunteer projects taking place during National Volunteer Week, April 21 - 27. 

"The Star Projects Competition is a great way to celebrate National Volunteer Week by asking the community to vote for their favorite initiative," noted Karin Oliveira, director of United Way Community Builders.


The community can view and vote for their favorite star project on the United Way Community Builders' website, beginning May 6. The project with the most votes will receive the Grand Prize of $1,000, followed  by $500 for the runner up and $250 for second and third place.


The competition is designed to create a platform that gives volunteers, colleagues, friends, neighbors and family a voice in our community. For more volunteer opportunities visit


United Way of North Central Massachusetts serves the communities of Ashburnham, Ashby, Ayer, Barre, Devens, Fitchburg, Gardner, Groton, Harvard, Hubbardston, Leominster, Littleton, S. Lancaster, Lunenburg, Pepperell, Shirley, Templeton, Townsend, Westminster and Winchendon.



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